So Much Time, Yet Nothing Gets Done

Have you ever had it where you have so much time to do things, but you have so much to do that you just don’t know where to start? Yes? Okay good, I’m not alone.

I used to be on top of everything I was doing and I felt so great about it. Then one day I fell behind on a couple things and now it’s like battling against the current to catch up.

I’ll finally finish something that needs to be done and suddenly there’s five more things. I’ve got reviews for blog posts I’m behind on, reviews that needed to be written yesterday and aren’t done yet, fanfiction that I’m constantly late posting and it’s like the further I fall behind, the less I want to catch up, you know?

It’s like, now there’s such an overwhelming amount of work that I just sit here and stare at the pile and at my to-do list and I just have no idea where to start in getting through it all.

I know that when I do catch up on everything and get ahead of the game it’s going to feel great. I’ll be able to relax and breathe a bit easier.

It’s just reaching that point that I’m struggling with right now.

Honestly, the thing I always think of is Jurassic Park. It’s like, I finally start getting work done and then “life finds a way” to send in something else that needs to be done first.

Do any of you have times like this? How do you beat it?

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4 thoughts on “So Much Time, Yet Nothing Gets Done

  1. I can totally relate to all of this! It’s like once you’re too far in, you have no motivation to try and catch up. It’s a terrible cycle to be on. I don’t have great advice, but what helps me is putting aside a few hours usually on a Sunday and just push through all the work that needs to be done. I first start with a to-do list because if there’s a lot of things that need to be done, I need to be able to see what’s ahead of me and feel like I’ve accomplished something by crossing it off. Next, I put my phone on silent so I’m not distracted. Then I play Pandora music and locked myself in my room. I also usually start with the [minor] tasks while I have energy. Make sure to take frequent breaks so you’re not worn out!

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    • Thanks so much! Yeah, I’ll definitely be taking a day to work on everything and try to get as much done as possible! I also might just end up taking a week off from certain things so I can get ahead and work on it without the pressure of updating and posting things. I’ve done that in the past and I always found that it helped!

      I’ve never heard Pandora music, but I’ll definitely be checking it out now! Thanks again!

      Also, I think you might get an email about it, I’m not sure, but I did edit your comment. You’ll see in the second to last sentence the world I changed is in [square brackets]. Normally I wouldn’t do this, but what I’m assuming was a typo was a pretty significant one. You may be able to see the change in the email, I’ve never done it before so I don’t know for sure. Hope you don’t mind! 🙂

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      • I apologize for that! I was writing that message on my phone while on the train this morning! I don’t mind at all. Thank you for catching that. I’m pretty big on grammatical mistakes as well.

        I think taking a week to get caught up and ahead is a great idea! I wish you the best of luck!

        Also, if you have time, come check out my blog! I’ve had it for over a year, but I’m having trouble getting comments and more bloggers to follow me! Any advice/feedback is more than welcome! 🙂

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      • Aha it’s all good! I’m constantly making typos when I’m on my phone so I know he feeling! 🙂

        Yeah definitely! I have the same issue with getting comments and stuff and interacting with people so I’ll definitely have a look! 🙂

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